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Mario Monicelli: Satires, Capers & Sendups



Mario Monicelli: Satires, Capers & Sendups

Half-hidden gems from the king of 'comedy Italian style'

One of Italian cinema’s greatest secrets is revealed in this nine-film spotlight on director Mario Monicelli, a filmmaker responsible for some of the biggest comic hits that country has ever seen, yet whose name remains criminally unrecognized in the United States. Fresh from a successful New York retrospective, this series showcases Monicelli’s reputation as the king of “Comedy, Italian Style”, and also Italy’s Everyman, an artist who put entertaining audiences above pleasing every critic. Some of Italian cinema’s most glamorous and well-known stars—Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Magnani, Totò, Claudia Cardinale, Alberto Sordi—appear here, many in roles that made or defined their careers. The films range from the deadpan caper film Big Deal on Madonna Street, which created the comedy heist subgenre, to the antiwar satire For Love and Gold (aka Brancaleone’s Army) and the unabashedly vulgar sex comedy The New Monsters (aka Viva Italia!). Thursday, March 5, 2015 7:30 p.m. The Passionate Thief Saturday, March 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. Big Deal on Madonna Street Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:40 p.m. The Passionate Thief Friday, March 20, 2015 7:30 p.m. The Great War Sunday, March 29, 2015 7:00 p.m. For Love and Gold Friday, April 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. According to Mario Friday, April 3, 2015 8:40 p.m. We Want the Colonels Sunday, April 5, 2015 4:30 p.m. The Organizer Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:30 p.m. Dear Michael Please view this page for more information.


Date: Thursday, March 05, 2015

Entrance : Free